Students, alumni invited to annual Career
Fair Sept. 21
All Southeastern students and alumni are invited to attend Career
Fair 2006, the Office of Career Services's annual university-wide
Career Fair 2006 will be held Sept.
21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center
on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
"Career Fair 2006 is an excellent
opportunity for students and alumni to network with representatives
of numerous employers, develop job leads, and establish important
contacts," said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.
"The information and contacts participants gather significantly
improves their chances of securing a career after graduation.
"The information that you can
gather and the contacts that you can develop at Career Fair 2006
can significantly improve your chances of securing a career after
graduation," Ridgedell added. "Where else are you going
to find more than 100 employers under one roof, eager to talk with
you about your future?"
To get the most out of the fair,
Ridgedell said students and alumni should dress professionally;
bring copies of their resumes; be prepared to briefly discuss career
interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and
They also can attend a series of free
pre-fair seminars and workshops designed to assist them in preparing
for the event:
seminars, Student Union room 223 -- Sept. 13, 3-4 p.m.; Sept.
14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Sept. 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Fair Etiquette -- Sept. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.. The seminar will
provide tips on dressing for the fair, and on networking and following
up with employers.
Resume Clinic -- Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m. Students can stop by the
Career Services office in the Student Union Annex, room 241, for
five-minute reviews of their resumes.
For more information on Career Fair
2006, contact Career Services at 549-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roar with Lion football this week
Who's Who nominations sought
The Lions will roar into Strawberry Stadium for the first home game
of the 2006 football season on Saturday. Don't miss any of the excitement
on campus leading up to the game.
Wear green and gold on Thursday, "Green
and Gold Day," to show team spirit, and join in the hot dog
lunch and mini pep rally at noon in the Student Union, where you
can meet the football team, cheer with the cheerleaders, and listen
to the Pride of the Southland Band.
On Friday night the pre-game celebrating
begins with tailgating in the Student Union Park around 5 p.m.,
and on Saturday, the Lions kick off at 6 p.m. against the Jacksonville
You don't want to miss out, get your
tickets now and lets start this season off with a roar!
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
is an annual honors program honoring our nation's leading college
students. Selections to this program are made each fall and are coordinated
by the Office of Student Organizations/Greek Life at Southeastern.
Administrators, faculty and staff, as well as student organization
presidents and/or advisors, are invited to nominate students who they
feel are deserving of this award.
Only upperclassmen (juniors and seniors)
and graduate students with a 2.5 adjusted cumulative grade point average
and full time (12 hours or more) status are eligible for nomination.
Selections should be based on the student's scholastic ability, participation
and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, and citizenship
and service to the university.
Forms are available at the Student Organizations/Greek
Life office, Student Union room 111, or can be requested by e-mailing
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed forms can be returned to those e-mail address or faxed to
3946. The nomination deadline is Oct. 2.
This award is presented at the Division
of Student Affairs Awards Convocation held the last week of April.
invited to 'Treasure a Day at Southeastern' Sept. 30
Southeastern is inviting students' families to "Treasure
a Day at Southeastern" at the university's annual Family Day,
A long-standing university tradition
revived along with the university's football program, Family Day pairs
a home football game with games, music, food and fellowship in Friendship
"Family Day was part of the Southeastern
scene for many years," said the event's chair, Jackie Dale Thomas,
director of Leadership Development/Student Activities. "It featured
activities around campus that drew families, with their students,
to become involved and to get a taste of what college life was all
about. When football returned, Family Day was one of the many football-associated
traditions that were resurrected."
Thomas said the first "revived"
Family Day in 2004 drew families from Hammond and "as far away
as Texas and everything in between." Although last year's plans
were sidelined by Hurricane Katrina, "We're excited about getting
back on track this year and welcoming the families of our students.
We've chosen the theme 'Treasure a Day at Southeastern' because we
want this to be an experience they will truly 'treasure.'"
Thomas said families can register online
through a Family Day link on the university's Web site, www.selu.edu.
Family Day will get underway at noon
with events sponsored throughout campus by student organizations.
Participants can register and check in at 1 p.m. in Friendship Circle
(Western Avenue). From 2-5 p.m. amidst football tailgating festivities
they can listen music by the band Animal Crackers, pose for "party
pictures" and group photos, and enjoy a variety of interactive
games. The University Police Department will also offer its free "Kid
Care" identification program for children.
Families can join their students at
6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium for the Lions vs. Gardner-Webb football
game. Student companion tickets for Family Day participants are $10
and are available through the Southeastern Athletics ticket office,
1-866-LION-TIX, in the Dugas Athletic Center. Participants are asked
to reference Family Day when purchasing tickets.
For additional information about Family
Day, visit the home page link (www.selu.edu/news_media/events/family_day)
or call (985) 549-2233.
Wanted: Quiz Bowl challengers!
It's time to start thinking about getting together a team for the
annual Homecoming Quiz Bowl tournament, sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi
as part of the university's Oct. 23-28 Homecoming festivities. The
friendly competition has become a Southeastern Homecoming tradition.
The fifth annual tournament is scheduled
for 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Student Union Theatre. Featuring
rapid-fire questions, laughter and brain-power, the competition is
open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni teams.
Phi Kappa Phi's Joan Faust said any
student, faculty/staff or alumni group is invited to put together
a team of four players and one alternate for the competition. Teams
are also encouraged to attend a practice session from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
on Oct. 23. The practice sessions will also be held in the union theater.
A $25 registration fee is required from
all teams, and the deadline for registration is Oct. 19 at 4 p.m.
The first eight teams to submit a registration form and fee will be
guaranteed participation in the tournament.
The double elimination tournament will
separate faculty/staff and student teams until the final playoff match,
which will pit the top faculty/staff team against the top student
team, Faust said. Phi Kappa Phi will offer prizes of $100 for the
top faculty/staff and student teams and $50 for the two second place
Registration forms and instructions
will be available later this week online at www.selu.edu/phikappaphi/quizbowl.html
or can be obtained from Faust at 549-5477 or email@example.com.
Look for more information about Homecoming
events and special contests for faculty and staff in forthcoming editions
left, renowned author Walker Percy; left, Southeastern faculty members
Richard Louth, Dayne Sherman, and Jim Walter will host "One Book/Three
Parishes," a community read of the Walker Percy novel "The
Thanatos Syndrome," Sept. 28-Oct. 22.
Join in 'One Book/Three Parishes
Residents of Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes - and
anyone else who wants to participate - are invited to join in "One
Book/Three Parishes," a public reading project sponsored by Southeastern
Sept. 28-Oct. 22.
The selected book is The Thanatos
Syndrome, the final novel of the late Walker Percy, the acclaimed
novelist and author of The Moviegoer and Love in the Ruins
who lived in Covington.
Staging a three-parish community read
based on the popular "One Book/One City" program was the
idea of three Southeastern faculty members, English professors Jim
Walter and Richard Louth and librarian-author Dayne Sherman. Each
will offer an introductory lecture and moderate a concluding round
table discussion at public libraries in Hammond, Covington and the
town of Livingston.
"One Book/Three Parishes,"
said Walter, head of Southeastern's Honors Program, "is an opportunity
to promote a Louisiana author of major literary prominence" and
to whet readers' interest in the upcoming annual Walker Percy Symposium,
scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Greater Covington Center.
"It's a firecracker of a book,"
said Sherman, a Southeastern graduate who has garnered praise for
his own writing, including his first novel, Welcome to the Fallen
Paradise. Sherman said the setting of The Thanatos Syndrome
- between Baton Rouge and Bogalusa - should also pique the interest
of area readers.
To get a head start on their enjoyment
and understanding of the book, readers are invited to introductory
lectures by Walter on Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., at Hammond Library, 314
E. Thomas St.; Louth, director of the Southeast Louisiana Writing
Project, on Sept. 27, at the Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave.;
and Sherman on Sept. 28, 5 p.m., at the Livingston Library, 13986
After the read, participants can share their ideas about the novel
at roundtable discussions at the Hammond Library, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.;
Covington Library, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., and Livingston Library, Oct.
26, 5 p.m.
Supported by a grant from the Baton
Rouge Area Foundation, "One Book/Three Parishes" is free.
Books are available at libraries and can also be purchased at local
bookstores and online, the faculty members said.
Walter described The Thanatos Syndrome
as "a gripping futuristic novel." Its adult content may
not be appropriate for young readers, he added.
"The main character," said
Walter, "is a brainy psychiatrist on a downward spiral after
serving time for drug-peddling. He comes home to find out his wife
has run off with another man, his children are in danger, and a bunch
of rogue social engineers have just been funded to 'treat' the area
water supply with a substance that's supposed to reduce crime and
poverty. From that point the plot gets thicker and thicker - like
a good roux."
For additional information about "One
Book/Three Parishes," contact the Southeastern Honors Program
Southeastern in top ten at national Sweetheart Pageant
Over the Labor Day Holiday, a contingent of supporters for the
reigning Miss Southeastern, Blair Abene, followed her to the National
Sweet Corn Festival in Hoopston, Ill. Since 1952, the festival has
hosted a special Miss America sanctioned competition for all of the
first-runners up from the various state competitions. Abene was invited
to attend because she was named First Runner-up in the Miss Louisiana
The Sweetheart Pageant has seen almost
a dozen winners from that pageant go on to become Miss America, said
Jackie Dale Thomas, the 20-year veteran Miss Southeastern executive
director. "It is a great training ground for contestants who
could very possibly walk the stage at the Miss America Pageant,"
Abene, one of the youngest contestants
in the pageant, was named to the top ten on finals night. Thomas reported
that Abene's supporters were very excited that she was in the top
ten, because, "This clearly demonstrates that Blair has what
it takes to make it to the Top Ten at Miss America. I knew that already,
but this pageant proved it to everyone."
"The National Sweet Corn Festival
hosted free ears of hot buttered corn each afternoon - ultimately
boiling and serving more than 50 tons of free corn," Thomas said.
"Blair had the opportunity to drive a John Deer tractor and view
several other local points of interest and she participated in a parade
where each of the contestants rode in their own Corvette, followed
by miles of John Deer tractors of every shape and size -- all green
and gold. The Southeastern group felt that all that green and gold
had to be a good omen for our contestant."
Joining Thomas and Abene in Hoopston
were Campus Activities Board Coordinator Jason Leader and several
CAB officers including Michael Kyles, Erica Milligan, Brandon Parker
and Makeitta Darbonne. Members of the Abene family, including parents
Joe and Gay Abene, also made the trek through the never-ending corn
fields of Illinois to cheer on Miss Southeastern.
Gamma Beta Phi plans blood drive
The Gamma Beta Phi Honor and Service Society will host its annual
Blood Drive as part of this year's Health Freak Week. The Blood Drive
will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 27-28. It will be held in
the Student Union Ballroom. Southeastern students, faculty and staff
are urged to help save lives. For more information, please feel free
to call their advisor, Jackie Dale Thomas, at 549-2233.
Faculty, staff, students invited to Sept.
14-15 ULS service-learning conference
The University of Louisiana System will host a service-learning
conference on Sept. 14-15 at the Claiborne Building in Baton Rouge.
Tony Byers, director of the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
will be the featured keynote speaker.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited
to attend one or both days of the program that will start on Thursday,
Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m.
The conference is being held in conjunction
with the recent awarding of a $1.2 million grant from Serve and
Learn America to the University of Louisiana System for faculty,
staff, and students to establish service-learning activities. Funds
ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 (with an equivalent match) are available
through a competitive grant application process for this purpose.
Byers and the NYLC are leaders in
service-learning and have been active in Gulf Coast rebuilding activities.
This summer more than 450 local students
participated in NYLC's Gulf Coast WalkAbout, which provided participants
with opportunities to help restore communities impacted by Hurricanes
Rita and Katrina. WalkAbout instructors determined appropriate community
projects and fit them into lesson plans that were connected to three
curricular areas environmental science, oral history, and emergency
preparedness. Students improved their academic skills through journaling,
research, and communications with their neighbors but, more importantly,
moved from being hurricane victims to community leaders in the restoration
For conference registration/schedule
information and/or particulars concerning UL System service-learning
grants, visit www.ulsystem.net or
This week in the Center for Faculty Excellence
-- All workshops are held in Tinsley Hall, Room 103 unless otherwise
noted. Registration is required 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins are
welcome, if space is available; please call the center to verify.
For information, contact the center, ext. 5791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
9:15-11:30 a.m., PowerPoint: The
workshop is designed to introduce the functionality and assist faculty
in developing lessons in PowerPoint to assist in easier presentation
of information to their students.
1:30-3:30 p.m., Excel for Gradekeeping:
Learn the basics of Excel with emphasis on keeping a gradebook.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
9-11 a.m., Windows Tips and Tricks:
The workshop emphasizes learning features of the Microsoft Windows
operating system that will make you more productive, such as shortcuts
to common tasks, NetStorage, Novell networking, uploading files,
attaching files to e-mail messages, connecting projectors to computers,
and USB flash memory..
Thursday, Sept. 14
12:30-1:30 p.m., Science & Religion
Brown Bag Discussion: All faculty, staff, and students are invited.
Bring your lunch and a friend, drinks and cookies will be provided.
Friday, Sept. 15
9-10:45 a.m., Introduction to
Publisher. The workshop is designed to introduce the various aspects
Publisher has to offer so faculty can distribute information via
posters and brochures either in the classroom or when traveling
to a conference. It will also show the various ways brochures are
laid out in order to effectively communicate key points.
Lights, Sept. 21, 12;30-1:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks: Make your reservations
now for Lyceum Lights, a series of faculty luncheon lectures designed
to illuminate the common interests of faculty from diverse disciplines.
This month will highlight Southeastern's first doctoral degree,
featuring Educational Leadership and Technology Department Head
Frederick L. Dembowski and professor Ken Lane. Lunch, $5 at the
door, will include baked breast of chicken in a mushroom wine sauce,
tossed salad, wild rice, green beans and coconut cake.
for Proposals: The Center for Faculty Excellence announces the
call for proposals for Teaching Enhancement Grants for the current
fiscal year. The grants are designed to enhance classroom teaching
in the areas of professional development in teaching, course enhancement,
and curriculum development or revision. Proposals are due by Sept.
22. More information: www2.selu.edu/Academics/FacultyExcellence/Teach/
Southeastern, Chamber host Business EXPO
Wednesday at UC
Participants can enjoy "A Taste of Hammond" and learn
about the master plan for a new Hammond mall at the 2006 Business
EXPO being sponsored Wednesday by the Hammond Chamber of Commerce
and Southeastern's Southeast Louisiana Business Center.
The event at Southeastern's University
Center is scheduled for noon-6:30 p.m. and also will feature more
than 70 exhibitors, said Sandy Summers, assistant director of Southeastern's
Small Business Development Center.
Summers said Jimmy Maurin, chair of
Stirling Properties and former chair of the International Council
of Shopping Centers, will be the EXPO's luncheon guest speaker.
Maurin is expected to unveil the master plan for the new Hammond
mall facility being developed for a 100-acre site currently encompassing
Hammond Square Mall. A special redevelopment team is presently designing
Tickets for the luncheon are sold out, but the master plan will
be displayed at Stirling Properties's EXPO booth in the University
Center arena. The booth will be one of many sponsored by companies
and organizations to showcase a wide variety of business services.
From 4:30-6:30 p.m. the EXPO will
host "A Taste of Hammond," featuring Hammond Chamber of
Commerce member restaurateurs and caterers.
"'A Taste of Hammond' gives restaurants
and caterers an opportunity to feature their signature items and
display food menus for event planning and holiday/corporate entertaining,"
Admission for the EXPO and Taste of
Hammond is $2, but complimentary tickets can be obtained from the
Hammond Chamber of Commerce, (985) 345-4457 or email@example.com,
or Southeast Louisiana Business Center, (985) 549-3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The center is located at 1514 Martens Drive.
Sept. 21 seminar to detail GO Zone Act benefits
Area business people can learn how the new Gulf Opportunity
Zone (GO Zone) Act can help their businesses and employees at a
Sept. 21 seminar sponsored by the Small Business Development Center
and the Hammond Downtown Development District.
The seminar, which will explain how
large and small businesses can maximize GO Zone benefits, is scheduled
from 5-7 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220
E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond, said Sandy Summers, SBDC assistant
Speakers will include Ray Cornelius,
bond counsel with Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans, and Bob Basford
with Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation. The seminar also
will review other business incentives available through state and
"Many executives and small business
owners have heard of the GO Zone Act and know that it does something
for Louisiana businesses, but they do not know if or how the new
law can help them and their employees," said Summers. "In
a nutshell, the new GO Zone legislation is the best business investment
incentive program that the Gulf Coast has seen in recent memory,
Summers said businesses considering
expanding Louisiana operations or relocating to an incentive-rich
area should move quickly to take advantage of the GO Zone incentives.
For additional information and to
register for the seminar, contact the Downtown Development District
at (985) 543-3216.
team aids Habitat
Members of the Lady Lions volleyball team assisted with Habitat for
Humanity in Hammond prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Since
the beginning of August, the Lady Lions visited the Children's Advocacy
Center and Sunrise Senior Living Center in Hammond while also having
a bowling night.
This week in athletics
The Southeastern Louisiana football team opens its home schedule
on Saturday, hosting Jacksonville at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Strawberry
The Lions (0-2) will be looking for
its first win after opening 2006 with two tough Division I-A opponents.
Jacksonville (0-1) will also be looking to get on the winning track
after dropping a 49-14 decision to Gardner-Webb in its opener. Saturday's
game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KAJUN 107.1 FM
and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net.
The Southeastern volleyball team (2-9)
will host a pair of non-conference opponents on Tuesday. The Lady
Lions host Jackson State at 1 p.m. and Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m.
The matches will be held in the Pennington Center on the Southeastern
The Southeastern women's soccer team
(4-1-1) will attempt to extend its four-match unbeaten streak this
week. The Lady Lions will hit the road to face Jackson State on Friday
at 2 p.m. and Louisiana Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The men's golf team will open its fall
season this week, competing in the Scenic City Classic Monday and
Tuesday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Members of the Southeastern cross country
team will compete in a pair of meets, looking to build on its hot
start to the season. On Friday, the team will be in Lafayette to compete
in the Ragin' Cajun Invitational, before heading to Mobile, Ala. for
the USA Azalea Classic on Saturday.
vs. Jackson State, Pennington Center, 1 p.m.
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Pennington Center, 7 p.m.
Soccer, at Jackson State, Jackson, Miss., 2 p.m.
Country, at Ragin' Cajun Invitational, Lafayette, All Day
vs. Jacksonville, Strawberry Stadium, 6 p.m. (KAJUN 107.1)
Country, at USA Azalea Classic, Mobile, Ala., All Day
Soccer, at Louisiana Tech, Ruston, 1 p.m.
A paper by Dr. David Bowes (General Business) titled "A
Two-Stage Model of the Simultaneous Relationship Between Retail
Development and Crime" will be published in a forthcoming issue
of Economic Development Quarterly.
Dr. André L. Honorée,
Dr. David Wyld, and Dr. Rusty Juban (Management) published
a paper titled "Regular Rate of Pay and the FLSA: Why Determination
of Exempt Status is Not Enough" in the 2006 Volume 48 issue
of Managerial Law.
In August Dr. Mike Jones (Marketing)
attended the Institute of Supply Management Summer Leadership Workshop
in New Orleans. The purpose of the national conference was to train
officers of local affiliates. Also, Dr. Jones and Dr. Wyld have
accepted an invitation to edit a special issue of the Journal
on RFID Technology in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. Dr. Wyld
also has published his article titled "The Moment of Truth
for Airlines on RFID: As Lost Baggage Numbers Skyrocket, Need for
RFID Grows...But Who Will Pay?" in the summer 2006 issue of
Re: ID Magazine. Also published in the edition was Dr. Wyld's
article titled "The Wide World of Sports Evolves via RFID:
Golf Balls, Race Cars, Runners, Pigeon All Tagged in the Name of
Ragan and Massey of Pontchatoula,
seed and feed distributors for southern United
States, have contributed a $1,000 scholarship for students in Supply
Management/Logistics at Southeastern.
Dr. Paul Keddy (Schlieder Chair,
Biological Sciences) visited Traverse City Michigan in late August
to give a plenary address to the Association of State Wetland Managers
on the opportunities and challenges for Great Lakes wetlands. His
talk, "The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change:
Future Prospects for the Great Lakes Basin" covered change
of many kinds, including ice ages, human population growth, and
changing climate. While attending this meeting, he also spoke about
his research at Turtle Cove in a symposium addressing the difficulties
of restoring forested wetlands.